Peter Behncke


Office Location: Frankfurt

Phone: +49 69 6970020

Peter Behncke is a partner in the Heidrick & Struggles’ Frankfurt office and a member of the global Industrial and global Chief Financial Officer practices. Peter brings more than fifteen years of executive search experience to the firm. He specializes in international senior level executive search in the industry marketplace including the areas of chemical industry, manufacturing, industrial services and construction. His functional specialization in the global Chief Financial Officer Practice includes chief financial officer, controllership, tax and treasury.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Peter was with another global executive search firm, where he served as a senior client partner in the industry and CFO practice. Before entering the executive search profession, he held a board member position at a stock quoted venture capital firm in Berlin.

Peter started his professional career at Price Waterhouse (now PwC) in the corporate finance department, focusing on mergers & acquisition and restructuring.


Peter holds a degree in economics and business administration from the University of Tübingen, Germany and is fluent in German and English.